Davie Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in severe, debilitating injuries and death than almost any other type of accident. These motorists don’t have the added security of steel shells and airbags to protect them in a collision.
In Florida, there were over 8,000 motorcycle accidents and over 1,700 motorcyclists suffering “incapacitating” injuries in 2020, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV).
If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a Davie motorcycle accident lawyer from Phillips | Tadros, P.A. at (954) 642-8885 today to learn about your options for getting compensation.
We Know Motorcycle Accidents
Chris Tadros, one of the founding partners at our firm, has been riding motorcycles, racing bikes, and dirt bikes for almost 35 years. He’s crashed multiple times on both the track and the road. So, he knows what it’s like to hit the ground and to have to recover from an injury.
At Phillips | Tadros, P.A., we’re dedicated to providing the best possible legal counsel to motorcyclists and their families after an accident.
Determining Liability in Your Davie Motorcycle Accident
The law considers motorcyclists as “vulnerable” road users, but many insurance companies and other motorists may try to blame the motorcyclists for their own accidents. These parties may use unfair stereotypes about motorcyclists to discredit your claim and jeopardize your right to compensation.
A Davie motorcycle accident attorney from Phillips | Tadros, P.A. can fight to prove these stereotypes wrong in your case. We can gather evidence that proves which parties are truly at fault. Here are some of the possible liable parties we can file a claim against:
- Another motorist
- A driver’s employer
- A parts manufacturer
- A municipality
Whom we can hold accountable for you or your loved one’s motorcycle accident depends on how it occurred. Some of the common motorcycle accident causes include:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Not looking out for motorcycles
- Making improper turns or lane changes
- Aggressive driving and not sharing the road with motorcycles
- Potholes or lack of road maintenance
- Issues with traffic signals or signage
How Much Compensation Can I Get for a Motorcycle Accident?
No two motorcycle accidents are the same. We must review the specific facts of your Davie motorcycle accident to better determine how much your case may be worth. We can consider many factors, including:
- The type and severity of your injuries
- Your prognosis for recovery and future necessary treatment
- Your age at the time of the accident
Some of the damages we can pursue include:
- Medical expenses, both current and future
- Lost income and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage costs
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, we are truly sorry for your loss. We can help you seek justice. You may be eligible to recover compensation to pay for funeral and burial costs, lost household income, and loss of emotional support through a wrongful death claim.
Filing a Claim for a Motorcycle Accident
The first step in filing a motorcycle accident claim is to determine who is at fault and who can be held liable for your injuries. We can gather evidence to identify how the accident happened and who is to blame.
Next, we can calculate all your accident-related damages. We can use that figure as a goal to work toward during negotiations with the insurance company, helping you get the best possible settlement.
If another motorist caused your motorcycle accident, we can file a claim through their auto insurance policy. If another third party, like a government entity or manufacturer, was negligent in your accident, we could file a claim against them. Under Florida’s insurance laws, we can file a claim with your insurance company, too.
Florida’s Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accidents
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, you generally have four years from the date of an accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. This timeframe applies to motorcycle accidents in which the victim suffers serious injuries as listed above.
If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may only have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party. Our Davie motorcycle accident attorney can help you understand how the statute of limitations applies in your case.
How Long Do I Have to File an Insurance Claim?
Insurance companies often require you to file a claim as soon as possible after an accident, within a few days or weeks. Insurance companies also hold fast to the statute of limitations when it comes to claims and may deny a claim if it’s past the deadline.
It can take time to investigate your case, gather evidence to prove negligence, and calculate the full scale of your damages. Not to mention, you may be in the hospital receiving treatment or staying by your loved one’s side while they fight for their life.
That’s why it’s important to reach out to a motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm. We can manage your claims while you recover and rest with your family.
What If the Local Government Is Liable for My Motorcycle Accident?
If the local government’s negligence led to a hazard that caused your motorcycle accident, you may only have six months from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit (Florida Statutes § 768.28).
When you suspect that poor road conditions or other hazards under the local government’s jurisdiction are the cause of your motorcycle accident, it’s even more crucial to contact an attorney from Phillips | Tadros, P.A. as soon as possible.
Call Phillips | Tadros, P.A. Today
If you’ve suffered an injury after a motorcycle accident, the team at Phillips | Tadros, P.A. is ready to fight for you and your family.
Call our office today at (954) 642-8885 to get started on your motorcycle accident claim.